James P. Tauzel, a native of central New York, has been named principal of All Saints Academy in Corning. He succeeds Joseph Tobia, who recently retired.
Tauzel began his new position Jan. 19. He comes to All Saints from the Donna Independent School District in Donna, Texas, where he coordinated a secondary-science program for 7,500 students. He had been employed by the district since 2010, serving in teaching and supervisory positions.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cornell University and master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas — Pan American.
Tauzel’s hometown is Worcester, located in Otsego County. There, he belonged to St. Joseph Parish and was an active member of its music ministry. He also is a charter member of the parish’s Knights of Columbus council and has received the fraternity’s third degree.
Tauzel said in a statement that he is “excited to be a part of the future of the (All Saints) school and parish. In my interviews, I was inspired by the people I’ve met so far and can’t wait to get more involved with the dynamic faith community in Corning.”
All Saints, which offers prekindergarten through eighth grade, is the only diocesan Catholic school in Steuben County. The school had been led by Tobia since 2012, when he assumed the principal’s position upon retiring as principal of Corning-Painted Post East High School.